Queen speaks of safety – but not corporate killing

first_imgQueen speaks of safety – but not corporate killingOn 12 Dec 2000 in Personnel Today New laws to“revitalise” health and safety at work were announced in the Queen’s Speech,but plans to introduce a new offence of corporate killing were not included.Themeasures will form part of the Safety Bill, one of 19 pieces of legislationearmarked for the 2000-01 parliamentary session.Most of theBill will be devoted to transport safety but there will be a section on healthand safety in the workplace, the Queen announced in her 12-minute speech.Penaltiesfor health and safety offences will be tougher and public organisations willlose their immunity from prosecution.Fines couldbe linked to company turnover and there may be prison sentences for a widerrange of offences.Moves toreduce the level of workplace deaths, accidents and ill-health were unveiledover the summer by Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.Of theSafety Bill, Prescott said, “There have been a number of disturbing safetyissues raised in recent years, both among the travelling public and in theworkplace. We are determined to do something about this.”The SafetyBill has been published in draft form and is unlikely to get on the statutebook before the General Election, expected next May.It will,however, get a high priority if the Government secures a second term. Previous Article Next Article By HelenaJonescenter_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

A Whitsundays island could be yours for the price of a Fig Tree Pocket home

first_imgInside the main residence. How one agent is worming himself into the market The island has its own 700ft runway to cater for small aircraft or helicopter from either Airlie Beach or Bowen. The island has a large home facing the Coral Sea with a second house that was built in the late 1800s. “Being in his nineties, he’s had enough, he’s going to hang around Melbourne and live out his years there I guess.” MORE: Late bookmarker’s home a hot ticket The island was first developed as a commercial property in the 1800s and still has some evidence of its former existence. How Kylie Jenner is cashing in Claudia Karvan warehouse for sale But neither of those options are located on the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Australian Islands island and resort specialist Richard Vanhoff said he had already received hundreds of inquiries since the property launched on Monday (October 15).“We’ve had probably well over 1000 inquires so far, which has been huge,” Mr Vanhoff said. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020He said the property, now zoned residential, once had a commercial operation as the first place in Queensland to store frozen meat to be distributed internationally. Its deep water access meant large vessels could call in to collect meat to distribute it up and down the coast and even go overseas. “They live in Melbourne and the kids now no longer want to trek that far to the island, which is often the case with islands, it’s the kids that end up determining whether they keep them or they move them on. MORE: Property market hit by the Tinder effect Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:48Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:48 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels432p432p288p288p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPoole Island01:49FOR the median price of house in Fig Tree Pocket in Brisbane, or Minyama on the Sunshine Coast, you can purchase an entire island at the Whitsundays.The 20ha Poole Island has been offered to the market for the first time in 40 years, and you can pick it up for just $1.2 million.To put that in perspective, a one-bedroom unit in Sydney is on the market for $1.16 million.You get a bit more bang for your buck in Melbourne, with a three bedroom unit up for grabs for $1.15 million. “It was quite a substantial operation on the island and it was very exciting,” he saidMr Vanhoff said the 93-year-old owner put the island up for sale as his family no longer visited it.“It’s a place where he brought up his children for holidays and it’s just a family island,” he said. Poole Island in the Whitsundays has hit the market at $1.2 million.Poole Island comes complete with two homes and sheds, an aircraft runway and handmade rock swimming pool.Buyers will have their first opportunity to inspect the island late this Sunday, October 21 and then again on Tuesday, October 23.last_img read more

Home nations on alert over status

first_img “We have twice gone through the Olympic issue – for London 2012 and then again earlier this year. The three Celtic nations, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, decided not to get involved in that because of the pressure we experienced in the 1970s and 80s.” Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan said the issue of pressure for one British team was a constant presence. He said: “It has been under threat for the last 30 or 40 years. The fact of the matter is that we are independent football nations and we will continue to fight for that. “It’s always on the radar and has been for a long time, and we will continue to work with our colleagues at the FA, Wales and Ireland.” Regan said the historic value of the separate associations in FIFA and as part of law-making body the International FA Board had proved itself as a conservative force for good protecting the game. He added: “The IFAB is one example where the British have proved they can operate a conservative approach to the laws of the game and have been very successful at that. “The vice-presidency is another opportunity for British conservatism to influence FIFA and I have to say take it in a more appropriate direction. We have seen vice-presidents over the years who have come on and perhaps haven’t been as vocal and as influential as they might have been. “I think David Gill is a very different proposition – I think he’s very influential. His involvement at Manchester United and UEFA has proven that he has got a lot of respect and essential power and having someone like him on the FIFA ExCo would be a positive move.” Press Association There was a concerted effort in the 1970s and 80s by some nations to make home nations play as one united British team, and the developments at FIFA which will see a new president elected to replace Sepp Blatter has raised fresh concern. Northern Ireland FA president Jim Shaw told Press Association Sport: “Any change has always got that potential, even if at the moment there is no evidence of a threat. center_img England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland should be on their guard against any threat to strip the home nations of their separate status, senior figures have warned. last_img read more